The AAU 17-under Boys Basketball Super Showcase Presented by Champion® begins this Saturday, July 24 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the nation's leading multisport venue for amateur and professional sports, in suburban Orlando, Fla.
The AAU 17-under Boys Basketball Super Showcase Presented by Champion® is part of the AAU National Championship, featuring marquee 17-under club teams from across the country. The event includes two days of pool play and a single-elimination tournament. The tournament is a breeding ground for future NBA stars; former AAU 17U players-now NBA pros include Amare Stoudemire, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and rookie John Wall.
Class of 2011 and 2012 players ranked in the ESPNU 100 and ESPNU Super 60 will square off in hopes to make it to the championship, of which some games will air live on ESPNU Monday and Tuesday, July 26 and 27. Top ranked players include Mike Gilchrist and Austin Rivers for the class of 2011 and DaJuan Coleman and L. J. Rose for the class of 2012. Additional AAU basketball games featuring 14U and 15U boys will stream live on ESPN3.com.